Montana Architect Bayliss Ward Installed as NCARB Regional Director

June 20, 2015

Bayliss WardNew Orleans—Bayliss Ward, NCARB, AIA, of Bozeman, MT, was installed as an NCARB Regional Director at the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards’ (NCARB) 96th Annual Business Meeting in June. Ward was elected by NCARB’s Central States Conference (Region 5), which is comprised of Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Wyoming.

Ward has served on the Montana Board of Architects and Landscape Architects since 2005, and is the current president. In 2013 he served as the chair of Region 5, having previously served as treasurer. He has also served on many NCARB committees, including the Regional Leadership Committee, Practice Analysis Task Force, ARE Subcommittee: Graphics Group 1, Test Specifications Task Force, Credential Committee, Governance Task Force, ARE Graphics Grading Subcommittee, Future Title Task Force, and Procedures and Documents Committee.

As principal and founder of Bayliss Architects, P.C., Ward’s project experience includes large-scale commercial/office projects; high-density residential, master planning, medical, and classroom facilities; and large custom residential homes in the western region of the United States. Bayliss Architects received Historic Preservation Awards for Excellence in 1997, 1998, and 2005, and Ward has had his work published in Architectural Record and other publications.

Ward is registered in Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, and Texas. He is an NCARB Certificate holder, as well as a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Ward earned his Bachelor of Architecture and Masters of Architecture from Montana State University in 1988 and 2008, respectively.


The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards’ membership is made up of the architectural registration boards of all 50 states as well as those of the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. NCARB assists its member registration boards in carrying out their duties and provides a certification program for individual architects.

NCARB protects the public health, safety, and welfare by leading the regulation of the practice of architecture through the development and application of standards for licensure and credentialing of architects. In order to achieve these goals, the Council develops and recommends standards to be required of an applicant for architectural registration; develops and recommends standards regulating the practice of architecture; provides to Member Boards a process for certifying the qualifications of an architect for registration; and represents the interests of Member Boards before public and private agencies. NCARB has established reciprocal registration for architects in the United States and Canada.